Welcome Alumni!

The Master of Development Engineering is UC Berkeley’s first professional degree committed to solving complex global challenges across the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors. The three-semester program is interdisciplinary, integrating engineering, economics, business, natural resource development, and social sciences to develop, implement, and evaluate technological interventions that address the needs of low-income communities around the world.

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Since 2016, UC Berkeley’s Development Engineering PhD program has produced a wide range of scholarship and its graduates have gone on to positions in academia, industry, the nonprofit sector, and their own enterprises. Below are some of UC Berkeley’s Development Engineering alumni.
DIEGO PONCE DE LEON BARIDO

Diego Ponce de Leon Barido

Founder, Three Stone Analytics, and National Geographic Sustainability Entrepreneur

Katya Cherukumilli

Katya Cherukumilli

CEO, Co-founder, and Technical Lead, Global Water Labs, and University of Washington Commercialization Fellow

Rachel Dzombak

Rachel Dzombak

UC Berkeley Blum Center Researcher and Lecturer

Angeli Kirk

Angeli Kirk

Affordable Internet Research Manager, Facebook

 
Co-Founder, Reflex Design Collective and Visualize
 
Tomas Leon

Tomas Leon

Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Ajay Pillarisetti

Assistant Professor, Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

William Tarpeh

William Tarpeh

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Jessica Vechakul

Jessica Vechakul

Designer and Social Innovation Strategist

Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson

CEO, Geocene: Sensors and Analytics Connected

Woojin Jung

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers University